Barnoldswick community comes together to plant 700 trees at West Craven High School

Students and volunteers have helped to plant 700 new trees and bushes in the grounds of West Craven High School, with the support of local businesses Silentnight and Eco Barnoldswick.
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The new additions to the grounds of the school include varieties of Hawthorn, Rose and Dogwood.

The cost of the trees was covered by Barnoldswick business, Silentnight. Silentnight’s director of Environmental Social Governance, Angela Moran was on hand to support staff and students with the planting. They were also joined by volunteers from Eco Barnoldswick, including West Craven High School alumna, Paige Anderson.

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Dean Wilson, head of PE at West Craven High School, said: “The students did a fantastic job of planting so many new trees and bushes in typical Barnoldswick weather conditions.

Year 11 students with Dean Wilson (West Craven) and Angela Moran (Silentnight)Year 11 students with Dean Wilson (West Craven) and Angela Moran (Silentnight)
Year 11 students with Dean Wilson (West Craven) and Angela Moran (Silentnight)

“They worked really well alongside the volunteers from Eco Barnoldswick, learning from their expertise about what to plant where.

“We can’t wait to see the new area of trees grow and develop and be there for future generations of West Craven students to enjoy.”

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Children from all five of Pendle Education Trust’s schools – Colne Primet, Pendle Primary, Castercliff Primary, West Craven High and Casterton Primary – will present to the panel, aiming to secure funding donated by Silentnight and Pendle Education Trust for their sustainability ideas.